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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

In The Future, Texting Will Save Lives

Do we have the ability to text 9-1-1 yet? If we do, I haven't heard of it, and this is surprising to me. I feel like there have to be plenty of scenarios in which talking out loud on the phone is not really the safest option, and therefore you should be able to text 9-1-1 all the relevant information.

I was going to keep this idea to myself, because I feel like whoever is given the contract to implement the necessary technology stands to make a lot of money, but then I decided that if one extra person died because I delayed the process, as unlikely as that is, that would make me an asshole. So, whoever steals this brilliant idea (though I feel like this HAS TO exist by now), please send me a cut, or something. Thanks.


  1. I have always thought of this idea --- what happens when your in your house and the killer is looking for you? You don't want to make any sudden movements or noises, but we all know you have you've memorized how to type text messages without even looking. Why not be able to text 911?!

  2. Who knew that Iowa would be on the cutting edge of technology?

  3. Dude, Iowa's the best, apparently. They're one of the first states to legalize gay marriage, too!

  4. Yeah, and all that porn. I mean corn.